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Waltham Forest register first points of the season with comfortable 4-1 win over Crostyx
7:00am Thursday 10th October 2013 in Sport
Waltham Forest picked up their first points of the season on Saturday with a comprehensive 4-1 win over Crostyx.
Forest shaded the first half and enjoyed the majority of possession but lacked creativity in the final third.
The home team did eventually make their pressure count as Ed Stubbing hit home his first goal for the team from a short corner.
A second shortly followed as James Price also netted his first senior goal to put Forest in command at the break.
Crostyx were much-improved in the second period and piled on the pressure early on.
Their persistence was rewarded with a goal from a short corner but hopes of a comeback were thwarted as Yogi Patel pulled off a superb stick save.
Forest stepped up a gear and caught their opponents on the counter as Ed Jackson roofed the ball after an aggressive run into the D before an impressive run and finish by Luce Da Silva rounded off the win.
Forest will be hoping to make it two out of two when Ipswich visit on Saturday. Crostyx host City of Peterborough Thirds.
Forest Ladies maintained their 100 per cent record with a 2-1 win over Burnt Ash.
Forest started the game strongly but it was the home team who went ahead shortly before half-time and Forest were thankful for the interval to regroup.
The second period was very much like the first and with only 15 minutes left, Forest’s pressure paid off as Lucy Butcher converted from a short corner.
The away side got the bit between their teeth and with five minutes remaining secured all three points when Lizzie Evans shot from the left-hand side.
Waltham Forest’s youngsters were also in action with many players making their debuts in the green and white.
With Forest fielding two Under-12 boys teams for the first time, one of the highlights was the intra-club clash which ended honours even.